Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

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Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.

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  • Flip the classroom and have pupils view the video at home, saving instruction time for discussion and quiz
Classroom Considerations
  • Video assumes learners have knowledge in plate movement and tectonics
  • Along with the video, the resource includes questions for guiding discussion, links for further investigation, and a quiz to check for understanding
  • Provides an easy to understand, visual representation of how Mount Everest came to be
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